Bilateral meeting for the discussion of interim development results of the NAGiS Project

A NAGiS Project workshop was held in Szentendre Hungary, at the REC Conference Center on 19 October 2015. The aim of the workshop was to present interim results of the EEA Grants funded NAGiS Project, and that Hungarian and Norwegian experts may discuss their opinions on these results, which can be a help for further development of the system. The event aimed to reveal possibilities for future cooperation too.

The workshop provided an opportunity for the exchange of good practices and experiences of climate change modelling, data gathering, processing and other related fields. Experts of the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (MFGI) presented the results so far of the EEA Grants funded, EEA-C11-1 project for the establishment of the National Adaptation Geo-information System. They presented the studies and results on the effects of climate change on groundwaters, drinking water protection areas, natural habitats and flash flood risk. Partner projects of the EEA funded 'Adaptation to Climate Change Programme' - RCMGiS, CRIGiS, AGRATeR and Long-term socio-economic forecasting for Hungary were also introduced by project promoters. These research will create data layers for maps and input data for NAGiS.

The Norwegian partners - The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), Hordaland County Council - held presentations on research, projects and initiatives related to climate change and adaptation. The participants discussed possibilities of cooperation in the final section of the workshop.

Participants of the workshop took a study tour to Tard and Cserépváralja villages on 20 October. They visited a local attraction, the cave-dwellings and a natural habitat, where information is gathered for the ecological research of NAGiS. Imelda Somodi, a research fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Ecological Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research introduced the changes of the site in the recent decades, and expectable directions of further changes. The most important information on the site may be read in the Field Guide, clicking here.

 

 

Presentations

 

Opening speeches

Zoltán Erdélyi

Executive director - The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)

 

General Introduction

Introduction of the Adaptation to Climate Change Programme (HU-04)

Judit Bálint

project manager – REC

General Introduction of the NAGiS Project

Péter Kajner

General project manager of NAGiS

Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (MFGI)

 

Interim results of the NAGiS Project in Specific Research Topics

Quantitative assessment of climate impact on shallow groundwater conditions in Hungary

Attila Kovács

researcher – MFGI

Sensitivity of Drinking Water Protection Areas (DWPAs) to Climate Change

Ágnes Rotár-Szalkai

researcher – MFGI

Climate Sensitivity of Natural Habitats

Imelda Somodi

research fellow

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Centre for Ecological Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research

Flash Flood Risk Analysis

Gábor Turczi

Deputy Director – MFGI

 

NAGiS Related Research Projects of the Adaptation to Climate Change Programme

RCMGiS – New climate scenarios based on radiative forcing change over the Carpathian Basin (EEA-C13-10)

Gabriella Szépszó

Project coordinator – Hungarian Meteorological Service

CRIGiS – Vulnerability and Impact Studies on Tourism and Critical Infrastructure (EEA-C12-13)

Zita Konkolyné Bihari

Head of department – Hungarian Meteorological Service

Long-Term Socio-Economic Forecasting for Hungary (EEA-C12-11)

Márton Czirfusz

Research fellow

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

AGRAGiS: Extension of NAGiS to the Agriculture Sector – Modelling and Vulnerability Assessment of Agri-ecosystem Services (EEA-C12-12)

Ferenc Horváth

Team leader, IT manager

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Centre for Ecological Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research

 

Advance of Climate Change Research in Norway

An Overview of Climate Research at the Bjerknes Centre

Stefan Sobolowski

Leader – Regional Climate & Climate Services

Uni Research Climate – The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Climate modeling for adaptation and climate services at the Bjerknes Centre

Stefan Sobolowski

Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Norway

Karen Tone Lie

Senior Advisor

Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)

Climate Action Plan Hordaland 2014 – 2030

Gudrun Mathisen

Head of section – Department of Regional Development,

Climate and Natural Resources, Hordaland County Council

 

Field Guide

Introduction of the field for the study of climate change impacts on natural habitats near the village Tard

Imelda Somodi

Research fellow

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Centre for Ecological Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research

 

English